Postdoctoral Researcher in Tendon Tissue Engineering
Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Botnar Research Centre, Windmill Road, Oxford
Grade 7: £32,817 – £40,322 p.a.
Applications are invited for the position of a Postdoctoral Researcher in Tendon Tissue Engineering to join an interdisciplinary team of researchers collaborating on a project led by Associate Professor Mouthuy at the Botnar Research Centre, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS), Oxford.
In this role you will conduct original research projects, guided by relevant literature, your own experience and discussion with your supervisor and the wider team. You will be expected to develop your existing abilities and to learn new research skills. You will work closely with bioengineers, computer modelling engineers, mathematicians, biologists and medical doctors.
As a Postdoctoral Researcher in Tendon Tissue Engineering you will participate in the activities of the research team in the Humanoid Bioreactor project, sharing skills and knowledge and publishing your findings in peer-reviewed journals. You will analyse, contextualise and interpret data, write and maintain programs and protocols for data analysis as well as train and supervise graduate and undergraduate students as appropriate.
You will hold a PhD/DPhil (or near completion) in a discipline of direct relevance to tissue engineering and bioreactors. Excellent experience and competences with bioreactor work, including design, experiments and troubleshooting as well as an extensive experience with primary or stem cell culture. Extensive experience with basic cells/tissue characterisation techniques such as (but not limited to) viability assays, proliferation assays, fluorescence microscopy, histology, gene expression and the ability to conduct research in a multidisciplinary, fast paced research environment are essential. Experience with scaffold design, manufacturing and characterization, experience with physical characterisation techniques such as mechanical testing, scanning electron microscopy and microCT and experience with handling human tissues are desirable.
This is a full-time fixed-term appointment for 2 years.
The closing date for this position is 12 noon on Monday 1st March 2021. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application
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